When I need a ship, I take one. No-one can stop me…

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BRI­TISH mother Ju­dith Teb­butt was fi­nally re­leased by So­mali pi­rate kid­nap­pers last week af­ter be­ing held hostage for a ter­ri­fy­ing six months. 56-year-old, from Hert­ford­shire, was freed last Wed­nes­day af­ter her fam­ily paid the pi­rates a ran­som. It’s been re­ported that a stag­ger­ing £800,000 was dropped from a plane.

An ex­tra £20,000 was paid to cover the cost of “ac­com­mo­dat­ing” Mrs Teb­butt, whose hus­band David was shot dead dur­ing their ab­duc­tion from a re­mote re­sort in neigh­bour­ing Kenya.

But it’s not just tourists the pi­rates go af­ter. The north east coast of Africa is now the most dan­ger­ous com­mer­cial ship­ping and sail­ing route in the world.

But who are the pi­rates? Who’s in charge? Where do they get their in­for­ma­tion from? And what do they do with their money?

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